Over the last 24 hours increasingly disturbing accounts of the Bachelor in Paradise incident have come out and we are truly horrified.
By now you probably know that Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson had non-consensual sex while filming this season of BiP, and the film crew literally did nothing to stop it.
And now, a crew member who witnessed the event is coming forward with a more detailed story of the night in question. The source told Daily Mail,
“Corinne and Demario found out when they arrived in Mexico that the storyline would involve the two of them hooking up so they decided to hang out and get better acquainted over drinks. Soon they decided to go swimming and when they climbed into the Jacuzzi, they were both loaded. Corinne proceeded to remove her bathing suit and things got increasingly sexual.
There was hugging and kissing and touching, but before long, she seemed to go limp and was sliding under water. Demario kept trying to hold her up and at the same time, he appeared to be having intercourse with her. After he finished – which only lasted a few seconds – he lifted her out of the water and laid her on the cement, where he proceeded to have oral sex with her. At that point, some of the crew came out and carried her off to her room. She was limp and seemed unable to walk on her own.”
The source then added,
“One of the things that really disturbed people was that no one called a doctor or paramedic, which some felt they should have. Instead, someone made the decision to just let her sleep it off. When Corinne awoke the next morning, people began filling her in on what happened the night before, because she claimed to have absolutely no recollection of what transpired.”
This is terribly upsetting.
Neither Corinne or DeMario have gone on the record with their own story (although sources close to each of them have given their own accounts), so this is the most complete story we have so far.
Bachelor in Paradise producers have also yet to say anything definitive on the subject, although host Chris Harrison did release a statement on the topic.
We hope that Corinne is getting the physical and emotional support she needs at this time.
Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel (by far!), but when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her hanging with her kitty Tom or tweeting at Sen. Chuck Schumer.